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Icarus

by AutomaticJill


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Description

Your father was a genius. Who the hell are you?

Loosely based on the Greek myth of Icarus, if Icarus was a 20-something slacker trying to cope with the genius of his inventor dad. Also, instead of building wax wings to escape an island, you make a jet pack! What looks like a top-down adventure game is actually inspired more by the narrative conventions of interactive fiction than traditional RPGs: No combat, a character-driven story, and of course lots and lots of reading.

The game was created for the Difference Engine Initiative, round 1, September 2011. It is my first dedicated attempt at making a computer game. Thanks to Luyren and Greg for all their help!

http://handeyesociety.com/differenc e-engine-initiative

THINGS TO FIX:
-Various pervasive mechanical problems. Version 2 of this game is done and various bugs have been fixed, but I have yet to overcome Stencyl's 16 mb upload limit.
-Terrible crappy placeholder writing.
-Problem with dialogue randomization
-Some dialogue contains a bunch of "undefined" messages.
-One of the books you read is '"Brave New World" by Joseph Conrad', which is obviously wrong.
-The way the last item is collected will probably change.



9 Comments

miketv
Cool game, nice work.
Not sure what triggered it, but I opened a book on the shelf in Icarus's room

0 2 years, 3 months ago
etfonehome
I really liked this. I agree, it's more like a point and click adventure than an RPG. I loved the artwork. One small thing though. Nothing big, not a gameplay issue. Every time you move diagonally, the character's walking animation stops, which looks kind of strange.
0 2 years, 4 months ago
kaydiz1836
Are you supposed to do anything with the wheeely chair in his bedroom?
0 2 years, 4 months ago
Oringles
My cursor doesn't focus on the game... instead of walking my page scrolls. Instead of interacting my page goes to the bottom... and clicking start doesn't work! :3 that last one was a joke.
0 2 years, 6 months ago
Bacon
Andy, you walk to the start...not click it...Smart arent you?
0 2 years, 11 months ago
Andy
How do I start the game, I click on start and it does nothing....
1 3 years, 1 month ago
zerosimms
This is fantastic! Well done!
1 3 years, 1 month ago
coleislazy
This is awesome! Your artwork is fantastic and the story is interesting! Keep it up!
1 3 years, 1 month ago
crackers37
The story itself makes this worth playing. The art is a bonus and the gameplay fits by being simple but working well if a few small glitches.
2 3 years, 1 month ago

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